The Grove Book of Art Writing

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Martin Gayford, Karen Wright
Grove Press, 2000 - 620 sidor
Discussing the visual arts successfully in words is often held to be an impossible task. In fact it is merely difficult. And since the days of the ancient Greeks, many writers of all kinds have taken up the challenge -- not only art critics but novelists, poets, gossips, artists, and essayists. In The Grove Book of Art Writing, Martin Gayford and Karen Wright have collected the best and most lively attempts to pin it down, in a single-volume cornucopia of writing on art. From Vasari and Freud on why Mona Lisa smiles, to Adolf Hitler on the degeneracy of modernism, to Picasso on how to measure the depiction of the female body, art historians, art critics, artists, as well as the aforementioned weigh in on what makes art so wonderful, frustrating, what makes it art. From the deadly serious to the deeply witty, from the sublime to the ridiculous, The Grove Book of Art Writing is an eloquent compendium of insight into the diverse ways the visual arts can be seen and thought about.
 

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Gayford (art critic, Spectator magazine) and Wright (editor, Modern Painters) have scoured the centuries to provide a delightful romp through the world of art writing. The material includes both short ... Läs hela recensionen

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Preface
xi
Introduction
xiii
The Artist at Work
1
Nature Lyric and Sublime
31
Artists and Models
55
Humanity in Art
79
Interviews and Other Inquisitions
103
Art and Psychology
125
Art and Revelation
303
The Practical Aspects of Art
313
Shape Weight Mass and Volume in Art
335
Art and Travel
355
Drawing
399
Artists and Patrons
417
Imagination
431
Emotion
451

La Vie de Boheme
147
Revolution Now
175
Greek Meets Greek
203
Every Picture Tells a Story
221
In Search of Reality and the Ideal
247
The Experience of Looking at Art
271
The Materials of Art
475
Artists and Critics
501
Light Colour Space
527
What is Art?
551
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